Shift Operations Manager
North East, MD 
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Job Description

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A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!

Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Annual Bonus Earning Potential

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More

  • Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.

*Program eligibilities apply

Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages!

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

Your Opportunity

In Operations, you would be on the front-line of the business; overseeing production, tracking product yields, and making necessary adjustments. Ensuring that safety and USDA health standards are met throughout all steps of the manufacturing process. You would be a key player in upholding the trusted quality in which Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, and our other brands are known to possess.

The Operations Manager in a Distribution Center is responsible for managing daily activities at the DC involving transportation, warehousing and related services to achieve customer service, satisfaction and cost objectives.

Core Responsibilities
  • Directs subordinate management team in efficient and safe warehouse operations.

  • Directs and delegates assignments of operational warehouse functions; including planning, implementation and leading improvement initiatives.

  • Manages and monitors labor expenses and weekly payroll.

  • Executes established safety and security programs.

  • Inspects physical conditions of warehouses/equipment. Recommends maintenance, repair, or replacement as necessary.

  • Develops and documents standard and emergency operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing, shipping, or salvaging products/materials.

  • Reviews workforce staffing to ensure proper levels to meet business demands.

  • Ensures proper protocols relative to quality assurance and food safety policies.

  • Oversees Safety Committee initiatives.

  • Partners with Customer Service, Deployment, Transportation Operations and DC Management to support customer orders and provides expected service levels.

  • Reviews operational issues impacting customer service /costs.

  • Ensures fair, equitable and consistent treatment for department associates.

  • Hosts local, state and federal inspections.

  • Reviews business requests for special warehouse services.

  • Works with DC's on OS&D occurrences.

  • Provides support for company sponsored events and community involvement programs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Business Logistics or related field and5+ years of distribution center/plant shipping leadership experience;or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.

  • Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.

  • Hands-on related warehouse experience highly desired (Ideally in meat or food distribution).

  • Knowledge of refrigerated carrier industry, shipments of perishable products and DC operations.

  • Experience with SAP, WMS computer systems, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • High level of written and verbal communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Distribution Center.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Thedistribution centerenvironment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

  • Frequently required to move and/or lift 50 pounds and occasionally required to move and/or lift more than 100 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Salary Range

$66,000.00 - $98,625.00
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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